Enhancement: improved ActiveModal::Errors enumeration

I love the concept and usability of an ActiveModel::Errors paradigm. However, I and others often find it frustrating to work with the implementation.

I’d love to see a proper ActiveModel::Error object, where the errors attribute of a model including ActiveModel::Errors was an Enumerator of these objects.

There are various implied benefits and added flexibility that could be introduced in a backwards compatible way later, and immedate benefits. Would love to know what y’all think about this. Happy to implement if desired.

Immediate Benefits

The error type could be retained

APIs we build prefer to return Error objects to clients with the following schema:

  {
attribute: "The model attribute to which the error applies. If blank, the error applies generically to the base model.",
type: "The type of error encountered with the model attribute or model."
messsage: "An internationalized message that can be displayed to a user.",
}

In particular, the type attribute allows clients to couple any logic they need on the error attribute and type, not themessage, which should be able to change with business/product needs.

With a proper ActiveModel::Error object, this is easily done. With the current enumerable design, this is not a clean extension to make.

I’m positive for this enhancement. The type information is already retained in Rails 5 but having real object could be real handy.

I happen to implemented a gem for this, and only now realized someone having the same issue as me.

Repo: https://github.com/lulalala/adequate_errors
Blog post: http://lulalala.logdown.com/posts/2909828-adequate-errors

Would it be possible to take some of these to Rails 6 (with the intention to break compatibility?)

Rafael Mendonça França於 2016年2月29日星期一 UTC+8下午11時58分01秒寫道:

Any reason you can’t use model.errors.messages ?

You mean using messages to omit attribute prefix?

Because I mostly work with/display full message. Often you have multiple of errors, but only one should be prefix-less, and you want a loop to display them all.

Benjamin Fleischer於 2018年3月7日星期三 UTC+8上午12時38分49秒寫道: